Visionland to open with new flume and boomerang

Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:34 AM | Contributed by Godsentone

Visionland amusement park opens its 2005 season to the public on May 8 with two new rides, including a log flume and a Vekoma Boomerang relocated from Australia.

Read more from The Birmingham News.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:58 AM
Wondering where this flume came from? Anyone? MSAP possibly?
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:26 AM
When I went to the park two years ago they already had the log flume; however it was SBNO. I think they have finally got it up and running and just themed it up a bit.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:47 AM
S&SFAN: "The previously unannounced log flume is being built on the site of the old log flume. That ride was left inoperable when Southland purchased the park out of bankruptcy in 2003."

Definitely NOT the same flume....*could* even be Dollywood's old flume...

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 5:57 PM
I was a little bitter about the result from the "name the coaster" contest too UNTIL I learned the winner was an 11 year old 5th grade roller coaster enthusiast from my home town area back in Alabama. Our area newspaper wrote a big article about him winning the contest and had pictures of his bedroom which was painted to look like an amusement park. It also said he had built an entire miniature amusement park in his room and was obsessed with a park in Sandusky, Ohio (hmm...sounds like a lot of other people I know). I'm not as bitter now knowing this guy will really appreciate it.

BIG kudos to Visionland on their improvements this season. The park continues to get better every year and appears on its way up. Can't wait to visit again for some more Rampage-ing!

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:30 PM
The trough and supports are the old ones from Visionland. The mechanicals and logs are from Dollywood.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:05 PM
Oh, so that's where they come from huh? I noticed that length appears to be long, is that because the ride will do more than go up and down 2 lifts?
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 8:15 AM
At one time the old log flume was to be rethemed with the million dollar defunct mechanical dinosaurs visionland purchased before the wonderful new owners took over. I guess there were too many problems with the dinosaurs. Dollywood is by far one of my favorite parks so I am really excited to know that Visionland, my hometown park will have a part of Dollywood in it. The new owners have worked miracles at Visionland so far...I can't wait to see what's to come in the future.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 8:22 AM
Hopefully in the future they will start opening the park in late March like every other park in the south. I think May is just too late.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 8:36 AM
Yeah I feel you on that swampfoxer.

What do you guys think or wish that Visionland would add in the next few years, like the next 5 years? (2006-2010)

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 9:51 AM
I would like to see some of the carnival style flat rides replaced with maybe something like Chaos or something similar and of course coasters, coasters, coasters!! maybe a wildmouse. Visionland needs something unique to give people from other areas a reason to visit. I hear Ninja may be leaving SFOG maybe it will come to Visionland and beat us to death in Alabama instead of Georgia...LOL
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 10:25 AM
Hey Jason, that is so strange that you had very similar wishes that I had. Well, since VL missed Drachen Fire and Viper, I wouldn't mind Ninja coming now, but with new restraints first of course.*** This post was edited by Godsentone 4/6/2005 10:56:05 AM ***
Thursday, April 7, 2005 12:05 AM
Ah so parts of my first flume ever are going back to my old home state. Sweet! I wonder though if Dollywood kept the trough for future purposes.

I'd like to see VL add a Huss Giant Frisbee (man that was awesome at BeastBuzz last year!), a Sally dark ride (would be good for escaping the Alabama heat), and some snappable flyers!

Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:29 AM
Can someone send me a link on these flyers and screamin' swings??? I have heard about them but I have yet to see one.
Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:18 AM

LOL, there were some Larsons on Adam's site as well, but the Bisch-Roccos are the *classic* skooters. Rollercoasters may be the HEART of an amusement park, and carousels may be the SOUL, but Skooters, they're *the nuts* (poker term, LOL)...;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator 4/7/2005 10:45:19 AM ***

Thursday, April 7, 2005 12:20 PM
Hey rollergator, I was forbidden to view them so I will just go to myself thanks anyway.

What do you guys think of Ninja going from SFOG to Visionland? Could happen after the Viper was rumored to go, but I doubt it since SF usually keeps THEIR rides in THEIR parks.

Friday, April 8, 2005 1:06 AM
I'm not too fond of Ninja. It usually bangs my head, and last fall the train I rode in was shuffling pretty bad.
Friday, April 8, 2005 7:40 AM
Thrillerman1, notice I said "I wouldn't mind Ninja coming now, but with new restraints first of course."

I believe that it's a great ride and should stay in that park, b/c it fits well over the small pond, but if they sell it, I wouldn't mind VL getting another Vekoma, especially a custom design with 5 inversions.*** This post was edited by Godsentone 4/8/2005 7:43:29 AM ***

Monday, May 30, 2005 4:07 PM
I would be over joyed if Ninja came to VL! That would be so confienient. Zoomerang isn't a good coaster! It is short and boring!

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